OMB rejects Neville Park plans

Ontario’s top real-estate appeals board has rejected plans to build four homes on three lots at the north end of Neville Park Boulevard.

The Ontario Municipal Board rejected plans to build four homes on the three properties shown at 190, 192, and 194 Neville Park Boulevard on March 23. PHOTO: Andrew Hudson
The Ontario Municipal Board rejected plans to build four homes on the three properties shown at 190, 192, and 194 Neville Park Boulevard on March 23.
PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Writing for the Ontario Municipal Board on March 23, board member Sarah Jacobs said the proposed buildings were too large for their lots and out of character with the neighbourhood.

Jacobs said the decision essentially hinged on one issue – density.

Referring to what she called compelling evidence from city planner Derrick Wong, Jacobs noted that all four houses would have had more than twice the average density of the 310 homes in the area bordered by Scarborough Road, Victoria Park Avenue, Kingston Road, and Queen Street East.

Jacobs also noted that three of the four homes proposed for 190, 192 and 194 Neville Park would have had front yard setbacks much shorter than the 6.24 metres required by a local bylaw.

In particular, the house proposed for 190 Neville Park would have left less than half a metre of space between the house front and the street.


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